How to play 4K videos on Mac (iMac/MacBook Pro/Air/Mac Mini/Pro)?

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“Can a 13in (early 2015) MacBook play 4k video? If I bought a 4k camcorder such as the Sony FDR-ax53 for example, will my 13in MacBook play the 4k video recorded from it in quicktime or photos? Here’s my macbook specifications: macOS Sierra Version 10.12.3 (16D32) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 memory Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB”

4K video is the resolution range from 3840 × 2160 to 4096 × 2160. With 4K resolution, you can see every single detail and close-up in the video wherever you sit in the cinema. At present, 4K videos come from mainly camcorder recording, YouTube and Vimeo downloads, Amazon Prime subscription and other source. 4K UHD video is really sharp, but not everyone has the luck to play 4K videos properly on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro). Common 4K video won’t play issues reported in forums are video stuttering, freezing, lagging, chopping, even not loading, black screen, no sound, etc. To solve Ultra HD 4K content playback problem, there list two methods to make 4K videos playback, one is using a powerful and professinal 4K Video Player for Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) and another is to hire an easy-to-use 4K Video Converter for Mac. Now just keep reading.

Method 1: How to play 4K videos on Mac with Mac 4K Media Player software?

UFUSoft Mac 4k Video Player + Mac Blu-ray Player who has been well updated to fix all the current 4K player software bugs to play 4K UHD videos perfectly and smoothly on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) with all os x (macOS Sierra, Mac EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc included). You can use it as a free 4K/HD video player as it supports playing 4K videos in 4K MP4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, 4K MTS, 4K M2TS, 4K MOV, 4K MXF, 4K TS, 4K MKV, 4K AVI, 4K MOV, 4K FLV and WebM formats. Also, as a Blu-ray Player software, it can play all 4k/1080p/1080i Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO file on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro).

Free download and install 4K Video Player for Mac

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Step 1: Free download and launch the 4K Video Player for Mac program

Here you can free download UFUSoft Mac 4K UHD Video Player software, and install it on your Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro), and then launch the program to open then main interface.

4K Video Player for Mac

Step 2: Open the 4K video on the program

To add video to the program, you need to click “Open File” button in the main interface and select the 4K video from local disk to open the 4K video on the program. And then the program would play the 4K video automatically.

Step 3: Adjust the screen size

There are five size modes for you to choose: Half Size, Normal Size, Double Size, Fit to Screen and Full Screen. You can choose the one according to yourself.

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Step 4: Capture the favorite image

UFUSoft 4K Video Player for Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) provides you the “Snapshot” function to help you capture the favorite image from the 4k video, and then you can save them as JPEG, PNG, or BMP picture on your local disk.

Method 2: How to Convert 4K Videos for Playback on Mac using 4K Video Converter for Mac

Another cheap and convenient way of playing 4K videos on (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) is to adopt a 4K videos converter for Mac. UFUSoft 4K Video Converter for Mac is designed to play 4K videos on your Mac (macOS Sierra, Mac EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc included) by saving much storage space as well as converting them to almost any video format for free playback on those popular devices such as UHD TV, Apple series, Android smart phones and tablets, game consoles, etc.

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Step 1. Add 4K videos

Run a 4K video converter for Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro) and import 4K videos to it.

Step 2. Choose video format supported by Mac

Click the format bar to follow “HD Video” and “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).”

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Step 3: Downscale 4K video to 1080p

Open “Profile Settings” window, from Size(pix) drop-down list, select “1920×1080″ which is close to 4K resolution as the resolution for output file.

Step 4. Convert 4K videos on Mac

Hit the big red button “Convert” on bottom-right corner of the main UI to convert your 4K videos on Mac (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro).

After conversion, you can play the converted 4K videos on Mac via QuickTime or VLC for Mac.

Tip: UFUSoft Blu-ray Toolkit for Mac is three-in-one Blu-ray toolkit, consisting of Blu-ray Player for Mac, Blu-ray Ripper for Mac and Video Converter for Mac. With this versatile and professional Blu-ray Toolkit, users can easily handle any Blu-ray issues and video converting issues with ease.

* Play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and Blu-ray ISO image file on Mac
* Full enjoy 4K UHD or 1080p HD videos and any popular media files
* Convert Blu-ray to 2D and 3D videos and edit Blu-ray movies
* Convert any videos including 4K UHD, HD, SD to popular videos and audios
* Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra,10.11 El Capitan,10.10 Yosemite,10.9 Mavericks, 10.8(Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5.

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